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Top 7 video editing apps for iPhone

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Video is one of the unique ways of communicating and in this fast-paced world of social media where the content mill never stops churning, we also need quicker ways to edit clips on our phone without much hassle. While there are a lot of video editing apps available in the App Store, some simple and others are high-end with both paid and free options, it can get taxing to find the best ones.

Looking for a straight-up video solution for your Insta feed or want to become a pro video editor? Whether you want to make videos for entertaining your friends and family on social media or want to create a masterpiece, here are seven best video editing apps for iPhone that you should consider.


Developer: InstaShot Inc. | Size: 110.4 MB | Price: FreeIt is the most basic and comfortable to use app for amateur editors. InShot enables you to trim, adjust, add music, text, emojis to create videos for your Instagram feed super fast. It also has the direct social media sharing option that allows you to upload your video directly from within the app after you’re done with the editing. With multiple filters and effects available in the app, you can easily retouch the light and speed of the clips you’ve shot.

Check out this tutorial to make your way through the app.

Download InShot app here

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Developer: QuVideo Inc. | Size: 253.7 MB | Price: Free VivaVideo is one of the most sought after apps. It has an array of tools for making professional videos for vloggers and Youtubers yet simple enough for newbies. The app has many powerful features like themes, split-screen, custom watermark, animation effects, among others, which can aid in enhancing your storytelling. It also includes music extraction that lets you extract music from other videos and use them in your film.

Here’s the tutorial to help you learn how to use the app.

Download VivaVideo app here

Adobe Premiere Rush CC

Developer: Adobe Inc. | Size: 453.6 MB | Price: Free for three exports and upgrade
When it comes to editing or creating how can we leave behind Adobe’s expertise? Formally known as Adobe Premiere Clip, Adobe Premiere Rush CC is an all-in-one editing app for instant video editing and social sharing. It has a multitrack editing timeline with four video and three audio tracks that give you tons of creative freedom. One of our favourite features is one-click auto-duck audio mixing that automatically adjusts background music during voice-overs. It also allows adjustment of the aspect ratio of videos according to the social media platform.

Check out this tutorial to learn about the app.

Download Adobe Premiere Rush app here

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Developer: Luma Touch LLC | Size: 164.5 MB | Price: $29.99
When it comes to video editing, LumaFusion has to be on the list. The app, being famous among the mobile journalists, film producers, delivers pro-level videos on the iPhone when one wants to shoot and edit on the move. This app is so powerful that it offers six video and audio tracks for photos, videos, titles and graphics and three audio tracks for narration and effects. LumaFusion supports 4K UHD and PAL at 25fps for exports.

Check out this LumaFusion tutorial to learn more.

Download LumaFusion app here


Developer: Apple Inc. | Size: 619.3 MB | Price: Free
When it comes to editing on iPhone, iMovie is a go-to app with amazing tools. It is comprehensive enough to give the best professional results yet simple for the beginners to use. It has eight built-in themes and 10 different filters to provide you with a creative space. Like all Apple products, it works very well with other Apple apps such as Photos, iCloud, mail and messages. The app comes free with the iPhone, and there is no reason you should not give this one a try for easy, short, Hollywood style video editing.

Check out the tutorial for iMovie here.

Download iMovie app here

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Filmmaker Pro

Developer: Samer Azzam | Size: 334 MB | Price: Free

Filmmaker Pro is a good option for those who want to do high-level video editing. It has 30 amazing filters and effects, and it also has a colour grading feature which iMovie lacks. The app has superb green screen support.  It has as many as 200 text fonts and supports 4k video on most iPhones. The app is free to use however, it applies watermark on the videos. You can purchase a monthly subscription to remove the watermark that will also unlock advanced app features.

Here is a tutorial to help you learn about the app more.

Download Filmmaker Pro app here

Quik: GoPro Video Editor

Developer: GroPro Inc. | Size: 245.1 MB | price: Free

Created by GoPro, this app would be a smart choice if you want to create quick video montages on your iPhone. The app does not only edit videos shot on GoPro but also edits general videos. As the name suggests, it is the quickest way to import your video clips and pictures and convert them into a film. The app supports Live Photos as well; however, it does not edit in 4K but does 1080p or 720p smoothly. There are several beautiful transitions and effects which you can play with to amuse your friends.

Check out the Quik tutorial here.

Download Quik app here

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